Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stuck In a Rut? 5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Culture. We know it’s important to you. You devour our collection of posts on establishing and/or improving company culture. These are some of your (and our) favorites:Top Talent for Top Dollar? Not if You’re Creative. Screening for Personality: Finding the Right Fit for Your CultureCompany Culture: It Takes More Than IncentivesThe blogosphere is stuffed with creative, fresh […]

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Weird, Wild, Wacky and Totally True! Crazy Culture Coups.

 Ping Pong tables. Kegs. Artsy workspaces.Karaoke. Treadmill offices. Naps. Beer Pong tournaments. The list of weird, wild and wacky company culture phenomena we’ve already heard of is pretty extensive. Big business names like Google and Zappos draw most of the headlines. That got us thinking, what’s workplace culture like in the rest of the world? Here’s a look at some audacious, daring, […]

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When Your Company Culture Collapses – Here’s How to Fix It

Have you ever seen this before?There’s a little boy playing alone in a sandbox. He’s driving cars through the sand and using the rails as launch pads. The little boy is having a grand old time. Then, a big boy stops over and asks he can play, too. Sure, says the little guy, as he […]

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Active Screening Has the Industry’s Seal of Approval

School is revving up in some parts of the country and once again we’ll be entrusting the safety of our children to teachers, coaches and other educators. One Ohio school district is still reeling from the unbelievable discoveries of not one, not two, but three separate incidents of a teacher having sexual contact with a […]

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What Active Screening’s NAPBS Accreditation Means for YOU

When it’s time to work with a Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) for your background screening needs, it’s imperative you look for this seal of approval: This badge represents the 47 screening firms across the United States who have tested and passed a rigorous certification outline by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Active Screening […]

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Active Screening Earns Prestigious National Accreditation

It’s not often we get to toot our own horn around here, so when we do we’d like you to imagine William Tell’s Overture playing in your heads. Here’s what we’re talking about… Active Screening recently earned a prestigious accreditation from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, or NAPBS for short. Dubbed ‘The […]

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How To Define Your Social Media Screening Policy

“Legal experts have one main thing to say to employers considering using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as an initial job-candidate screening tool: Don’t do it.According to a recent survey from Careerbuilder, more employers are turning to social networking sites to find information on potential candidates. And, CareerBuilder reports, 51 percent of […]

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Don’t Get Caught in the Social Media Screening Trap

Who hasn’t snooped an old girlfriend’s Facebook page? Or checked out a former boss’ Twitter feed? Or kept tabs on a grad school rival through LinkedIn?Chances are, we’re all guilty of social media nosiness. On most levels, this is harmless fun fueled by envy or lust or curiosity. But if you’re a boss, hiring manager, […]

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Social Media Screening – Right or Wrong?

There are a couple of ways you can interpret the title of this piece.Is screening someone via social media right or wrong?Is there a right way and a wrong way to use social media to screen someone?The answers are “kinda” and “absolutely.”Here’s the deal. We know employers screen candidates and employees through their online presence. […]

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Identity Theft Week: Keepin’ It Domestic (Background Screening, That Is…)

What’s your PII?We’re not talking about a delectable dish of warm, sugary fruit bursting from the edges of a buttery crust with a dollop of pure vanilla bean ice cream dissolving from the pie’s warmth (but seriously, wouldn’t a piece of blueberry be divine right about now?). No, what we’re going for here is your […]

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Active ScreeningBarbara S.
Healthcare Industry

"Here at Holland Hospital, we have been extremely pleased with Active Screening. The report results come back quickly, usually within 24 hours or less.  The staff at Active Screening is easy accessible, knowledgeable and responds to our questions promptly."

Active ScreeningLynn C. Staffing Industry

"Benton Mobley has been and remains my Main point of contact at Active Screening from the beginning; so aside from the comfort of dealing with the same person all these years, there is the most important fact of all;  customer satisfaction. Benton knows the business like the back of his hand; and that is what we need in our fast paced industry of staffing. He is the all-time BEST!  MY employer, Leslie, believes in the notion that great service deserves to be rewarded, so we are here for the duration.We get immediate and personalized attention for any and all concerns we need addressed, and in the staffing industry, this is vital."

Active ScreeningCayce R. Education Industry

"My experience working with Active Screening for our background check process has been very positive.  The reports are almost always completed in a very timely fashion. The information reported appears to be very thorough and accurate.  On the rare occasions that we have questions or problems, the customer service team is always very quick to respond and resolve the issue.  Overall, I am very pleased with the service I receive from Active Screening."

Active ScreeningCraig H. Staffing Industry

"Your customer service is excellent.  The turn around time on background checks is quite fast.  Excellent work.  I haven't had a single problem."

Active ScreeningJackie C. Education Industry

"I wanted to thank you and your staff for being so patient and working so diligently with the Human Resources staff during our recent endeavor to process all of our work study students through background screenings.  We have never had to process so many requests within such a short period of time before, but thanks to you and your staff we made it. Again thank you, we made a good choice in selecting Active Screening."

Active ScreeningLindsey W.  Financial Industry

"I wanted to share my appreciation for your wonderful service...switching background screening companies could have been a stressful task, but your company made the transition seamless. Your website was extremely easy to navigate and the turn around time has been great. I appreciate when information is missing or entered incorrectly during ordering, your company notifies me right away to ensure that my error does not hold the reports results, causing us a delay in hiring an individual...Active Screening has been great to us and I would definitely refer them to others."

Active ScreeningTerry S. Property Management

"Working with Active Screening over the last year and half has been a wonderful experience. They deliver fast and informative results at the best price. Their level of professionalism and the speed they respond to our issues is a benefit that any company can value from. I would highly recommend using Active Screening and their amazing team."

Active ScreeningYulesis D.  Staffing Industry

“Interactive Response Technologies (IRT) has more than 2,000 employees at multiple locations across the United States. IRT has been using Active Screening to conduct criminal background checks since 2006. During this time, Active Screening has consistently returned accurate reports, usually with less than 48 hours turnaround. If there are any problems or inconsistencies with the reports, their staff has called to notify us so that we can attempt to rectify the situation. The staff at Active Screening is always courteous and congenial over the phone. In our opinion, Active Screening is outstanding.”

Active ScreeningAndy N. Software Provider

 "Active Screening has helped us screen our applicants in record time for more than two years.... we are very impressed with the professionalism and speed with which their service team responds to our questions. They understand our needs and are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them."

Active ScreeningCassie J. Staffing Industry

"The Active Screening team is very informative; they provided a complete consultation on all the services, so I understood what I needed, and saved me hours and hours of my time learning the various services. Their reputation, as being on the cutting edge of employment screening best practices, certainly held true in this instance. The expertise they brought to the table was invaluable to our understanding of our applicants backgrounds. I highly recommend Active Screening to anyone with the task of screening large numbers of applicants and needing reliable customer support."

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With over 20 years of law enforcement experience I can attest to the fact that the strongest predictor of future criminal behavior is a person’s criminal history. As the manager of campus safety at my church, I depend on Active Screening to provide a thorough assessment of every criminal history background check we request. For more than 3 years, Active Screening has been faithful to this task with timely, accurate and reliable service.

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We have benefited from knowing that we are not exposing the communities we work with or ourselves to unnecessary risk. We continue to have a perfect record in that we have never had a serious incident with a trip participant causing harm or acting inappropriately with any community member or fellow team member- thank goodness!

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I would highly recommend any association or organization who conducts background checks to use Active Screening. In addition to my involvement with WAHA, I am an officer in a corporation with over 500 employees who provide treatment, mental health, and correctional services for children and adolescents. Our company is mandated by law to do comprehensive background searches and I can say with the utmost sincerity that Active Screening product rivals that of any government or other private sector process.

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We have used Active Screening and their solution VERITY to screen all our coaches and volunteers working with youth. The online system gives us an easy and cost-effective solution to collecting forms and payments from our applicants...and we simply login to view the results of who passed or failed. It's so easy....thank you Active Screening.